Letter of intent sets COLA submittal date for NuScale plant

February 8, 2022, 3:02PMANS Nuclear Cafe

Small modular reactor developer NuScale Power has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission via letter that a combined license application (COLA) for the Carbon Free Power Project’s SMR plant is expected to be submitted to the agency in January 2024. The COLA will be for a six-unit 77-MWe plant.

The public power consortium Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems launched the Carbon Free Power Project in 2015 to develop, own, and operate the nation’s first SMR plant, to be located at Idaho National Laboratory, with reactor technology supplied by NuScale.

Scope of supply: According to NuScale, approximately 50 procurement packages for the project have been identified, including fuel fabrication, NuScale Power Module fabrication, safety instrumentation and controls, and mechanical handling equipment (equipment used to handle, move, inspect, and disassemble/assemble the power modules).

“Although supply agreements have not been finalized in most cases, suppliers have been identified for more than half of the procurement packages,” NuScale stated, adding that the remaining procurement activities will be handled by Fluor and are primarily civil/structural items and balance-of-plant equipment.

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